The Apprentice 2013 results: Jason Leech praises "incredible" Luisa Zissman

The Apprentice 2013

Axed Apprentice 2013 candidate Jason Leech has insisted he has no hard feelings to Luisa Zissman.

Jason was fired in last night's latest Apprentice 2013 results after losing an advertising task.

But in an Apprentice first, Jason stepped down as PM half way through the challenge after Luisa suggesting she should take over.

Speaking after his exit, Jason insisted: "I don't see why it should bother me. I took that decision carefully and I took it for the right reasons. If your team loses then you're quite clearly for the chop.

"After the day that Luisa and I had had, it was quite clear that we couldn't have another repeat of that the following day. Neil had become somewhat aggressive and he was certainly not about to follow my lead. He was mutinous."

But Jason admitted he knew that by stepping down, he had probably signed his own P45.

"I think I only made one joke in the whole programme. This was 'serious Jason' - I knew at the back of my mind that this would not go down well and was almost certainly my last week," he explained. "But I think you have to be noble about these things."

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Jason praised Luisa, although did say he didn't plan with working her again any time soon.

He said: "She's incredible to be around, she's great to have a laugh with, but to work with her again? Ho, ho, ho, I don't know about that after this week.

"If Luisa ever said to me, 'Jason I need your help, will you please help me' then I'd be there in a flash. That's not something I would do for many people."

The Apprentice 2013 continues next Wednesday night on BBC One.

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